Year 1 Home Learning- W.B 4.5.2020

Another busy week for you Year 1! We’re really getting stuck into the inventors topic this week helping you (and maybe your family too) to learn loads about inventions from the past. In the coming weeks you’ll be challenged to come up with more of your own inventions, so see what you can learn from the greater inventors of the past to help you become a great inventor of the future!

Alongside this there are also some bonus resources on the school website this week with a page for VE Day, an exciting addition of Monday’s Melodies and a new Virtual Sport Challenge.

Much like last week some lessons are supplemented with videos on Seesaw and please do post any learning you’ve been up to on Seesaw – it’s great to be able to see how your getting on and give you some feedback.

Keep working hard and stay safe!



For the next two weeks we will be working on recapping the ‘or’ sound. This is probably the sound with the most different spellings so there’s lots to remember here! Here are some of the spellings you may come across: or, ore, our, oor, oar, ough, aw, al, au, augh – this week we will be focusing more on the sounds beginning with the letter ‘o’.

1.‘Or’ Ludo Game – Print off the attached game and have a play OR make your own game using lots of ‘or’ words and play this with a family member.

2. Word Sort: Print off and cut up the attached words or write your own onto cards. Can you sort these by the different spellings of the “or” sound? Make sure you read the words carefully as you go.

3. Play ‘Beat the Clock’: Using the word list attached (or one you create yourself using this week’s sound) select the level you this is right for you and then take a few minutes practise time to read your words. When you’re ready start the timer and say your word list as quick as you can. When you’ve done it once try again and see if you can beat your time!

4. Tricky Word Trucks Game: Have a go at practising your tricky words by playing Tricky Word Trucks here: Once you get on the website log in with their temporary code (Username march20, Password: home) then click onto Resources and scroll down to find the activity. By the end of Y1 we are aiming to be able to know all of these!

5. Jim and the Beanstalk Story and Challenge: this is available on Seesaw for you to have a go at OR ask an adult to read a story to you at home and make a prediction about what will happen next.


This week’s writing is a chance to learn more about inventors and develop skills in using question marks and exclamation marks. Your week could culminate in a family with you as the quiz master!

1.Inventions Fun: To inspire you for this week’s writing on our inventors topic, watch this Horrible Histories episode: When you’ve finished see if you can answers to the question below.

  • How many different inventions from the programme can you remember? Write a list in your home learning book.
  • Which invention is your favourite and why? (You could record an answer on Seesaw or impress me by writing it neatly in your book).
  • Which invention mentioned in the programme do you think has helped the world the most and why? (You could record an answer on Seesaw or impress me by writing it neatly in your book).

2. Question Marks & Exclamation Marks: Watch the linked BBC videos below and have a go at the challenges that follow them. Then have a go at picking the correct one with the attached sheet or write your own sentences using ? or ! correctly (note there are 3 levels to choose from).

3. Quiz Research: Have a read of the attached fact sheet and use a highlighter to colour in interesting facts you could use in your quiz OR do your own research into different inventors and write down some key facts in your book.

4. Quiz Planning & Writing: Before we write we always need to plan. Here you need to decide what each round will be about and then it’s useful to write down ideas about which facts you will use. When you’ve done that, get writing your quiz about inventors and inventions! See the video on Seesaw for help getting started.

5. Run a quiz night with your family using your quiz!


This week we’re revising the different ways to spell the ‘ear’ and ‘air’ sound with a little extra ‘er’ thrown in for challenge! They’re shorter words but the challenge is picking the correct spelling!


This week we will be continuing with division and halving, and moving into quartering as well. If you want to add extra challenge to your learning you could link in money or time with some of these challenges, recapping the link to half past or quarter past on a clock or using coins as counters to halve and quarter (simply to recap which one is which) or taking this further by referring to half of the denominations.

1.Halving Quantities: A video is available on Seesaw for this lesson. Have a go at acting out the following scenarios using different objects to find the answers. You could record a video on Seesaw of what you find out:

  • Jude gives half of his raisins to Ivy. How many do they have altogether? How many do they each have once it has been halved?
  • Leo gives half of his pens to Ash. How many do they have altogether? How many do they each have once it has been halved?
  • Bea has 10 sweets she gives 4 to her brother and keeps 6. Has she halved them? How do you know?
  • BONUS: Come up with your own scenario.

2. Quartering: You may wish to watch the Seesaw video before you get started. How many different items from your house can you split into quarters? You might want to try paper, a cake, bread, a chocolate bar, or piece of string. Why not record a video of your quartering fun and send this on Seesaw AND/ OR play fractions bingo with the attached sheet.

3. Quartering Quantities: Explore quartering by using different things around the house to help you answer these questions:

  • What is a quarter of 8?
  • What is a quarter of 12?
  • What is a quarter of 16?
  • What is half of 20? What is a quarter of 20?

AND/OR Have a go at the attached White Rose activity sheet.

4. Fractions Problem Solving: Have a go at the attached sheet to see how many ways you can colour a half or a quarter on a grid OR use the attached as inspiration to draw your own grids by hand.

5. Number Bonds Challenge: Have a go at the attached number bond to 10 and 20 sheets and see how fast you can fill them in against the clock. Why not keep track of your score and see if you get any quicker if you do it again tomorrow.

6. BONUS CHALLENGES: Below are some additional activities to help consolidate your fractions knowledge further if you’re ready for more!

7. Similar lessons and activity sheets are also available on the White Rose Home Learning page for Summer Term Week 2:


This week we will be exploring scientists who invented new materials!

1.Charles Macintosh: Watch this videos: and then have a go at trying out different materials to find out which is the most waterproof. You could cover a toy in them like a coat and make it rain with a watering can. Why not record your findings in a table.

2. John McAdam: Watch this video: then why not have a go at trying out different road surfaces with toy cars to see which is the best. You could try: soil, mud, pebbles, sand, clay or tarmac. You could even recreate road conditions by adding rain! Why not record your findings in a table.

3. BONUS CHALLENGE: Write a fact sheet or record a short video on Seesaw to explain why Charles Macintosh and John McAdam are great inventors or materials.


1.Researching Invention: Artefacts & the Internet: Have a go at looking at some artefacts of inventions from history, can you guess what these items are? Watch the short Seesaw video and have a go at the attached sheet or discuss your thoughts and record a video for Seesaw.

2. VE Day: Check out the VE day resources on the website.


This week I’ve set activities to help you continue learning to code, one will require a computer but the other can be done without.

1.Code Studio Course A: Continue working through the Code Studio Course A found here: You don’t need to create an account so long as you remember where you got up to – I’ve attached a tick sheet at the bottom to help you keep track of your progress if you hadn’t previous seen this activity. Worksheet alternatives can also be found here:

2. Computer Free Decomposition Challenge: Watch my video on Seesaw to explain the challenge or discuss with an adult the meaning of decomposition as breaking things down into small parts. Now make up a short simple hand dance and then decompose it (split it into parts) and draw your algorithm (set of instructions) on the attached sheet. Feel free to post it to me on Seesaw and I’ll have a go!


1.Take a look at this online lesson introducing Judaism When you’re done you could record me a video on Seesaw telling me what you’ve learnt and/or if you’ve like to follow it up with an additional activity I’ve also attached a sheet below.